Celebration of Marriage and Married Life
The Diocese holds a Mass every year during National Marriage Week in celebration of Marriage and Married Life in our Diocese and to recognise in particular those couples in our Diocese who are celebrating significant Wedding Anniversaries during the year.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE AND MARRIED LIFE 2017
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE AND MARRIED LIFE 2016
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE AND MARRIED LIFE 2015
The 2015 Diocesan Celebration of Marriage and Married Life took place on February 14th at the Cathedral with couples and their families gathering from all over the Diocese to celebrate together the blessings of married life. As in the previous year there were many couples celebrating Golden Weddings and several their Diamond anniversary and over 60 years of marriage.
This years longest married couple, Mr J.P. and Mrs D.McMahon , who celebrated 63 years of marriage in January 2015 cut the celebration cake watched by Rt Rev Peter Brignall, Bishop of Wrexham and Margaret Hinton, Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Coordinator.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE AND MARRIED LIFE 2014 - THE BIG PROMISE
The first Diocesan Celebration of Marriage and Married Life was held on February 8th 2014 at the Cathedral to coincide with National Marriage Week UK. It was a great success with an estimated 300 people, representing over 1900 years of marriage between them, joining with Bishop Peter to recognise and celebrate the importance of marriage. The theme of Marriage Week UK 2014 was The Big Promise and Bishop Peter in his homily reminded us that the marriage vows are probably the longest lasting and most important promise we will make in our lives. All the married couples present and in particular those celebrating significant anniversaries during this year were invited to renew their vows together during the mass. Fourteen couples that were present are to celebrate their Golden wedding during the year and six couples present celebrated their Diamond wedding or more than 60 years of marriage during the year.
The festivities continued in the hall after mass with a buffet prepared by the Ladies of the Cathedral PAC and Mr and Mrs T Murphy of Llay and Rossett parish, who had already celebrated their Diamond Wedding in January 2014, cut the celebration cake.